The Cort Zenox Series Z-CUSTOM2 is part of the Zenox Series. This series is a collection of distinctively styled single-cutaway models. The Zenox guitars are designed for comfort and sleek looks to stand out on stage and deliver a powerful modern rock and metal sound.
MAHOGANY BODY WITH FLAME MAPLE TOP
The Z-Custom 2 features a mahogany body with flame maple top and set-neck construction for a thick yet punchy and powerful tone that matches its intense design and styling. While modeled after the classic vintage style single-cutaway body, the Z-Custom’s thinner, lighter and sleeker body stands out from its class for enhanced playability as well as its unique visual style.
One of the most popular EMG’s, the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your guitar, this humbucking pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions the sound can only be described as blistering. Other recommended pairings include the classic 81/85 setup and the versatile 81/60 combo.
The 85 is one of EMGs first pickups and is the slightly more sophisticated and well rounded half of its famous brother, the 81. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets, the 85 is a powerful guitar pickup with exceptional tone and versatility. The Alnico magnets of this model provide a muscular growl and smooth lead tones enabling you to play everything from the blues to the most extreme metal. Although often used in the neck position, make no mistake, the EMG 85 sounds great as a bridge humbucker thanks to its exceptional smoothness and soul. This pickup pairs well with just about every other EMG humbucker.
TONE PROS BRIDGE WITH STRINGS-THROUGH-BODY DESIGN
The Tone Pros bridge with the strings-through-body design provides excellent transfer of string vibration energy into the body for greatly improved resonance and sustain as well as tuning stability.
BLACK NICKEL HARDWARE
The new black nickel hardware complements the color of the body for an upgraded look.
The Cort company, as its current incarnation, was founded in 1960 as an importer of pianos. The business slowly evolved from a piano importer to a manufacturer and sales division then finally into a guitar manufacturer in 1973. At this early stage of the company’s history, Soo Doh was strictly an OEM supplier to other foreign brand name companies. The company eventually changed its name to Cort Musical Instruments, focused on guitars and released the first Cort-branded guitars in 1982. www.cortguitars.com